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Software Library: ZZT

Tim Sweeney

ZZT is an ANSI character-based video game, created in 1991 by Tim Sweeney of Potomac Computer Systems which became Epic MegaGames in 1992. It remains a popular MS-DOS game creation system. ZZT itself is not an acronym for anything; its title was chosen so it would always appear at the bottom of newsgroup listings. It was later jokingly mentioned by Sweeney as being short for Zoo of Zero Tolerance, which has mistakenly become a popular belief.



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Software Library: ZZT
by Epic MegaGames, Inc.
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Developed by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Released 1991 Platform DOS Published by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Official Site ZZT Perspective Top-down Genre Action, Puzzle Description A text-mode action/puzzle game, ZZT already comes with a variety of game worlds. However, the real appeal of this game is the level editor with its scripting capability, which allows the creation of an unlimited number of new scenarios, stories, characters, traps, machines, and anything else players can think of. From...
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Software Library: ZZT
by Robojim
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: Contributions
by Microprose
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Civilization is an old DOS strategy game, developed by MicroProse Software, designed by Sid Meier, Bruce Campbell Shelley and published by MicroProse Software in 1991. Manual in HTML: https://www.civfanatics.com/civ1/manual/civ1_man.htm
Topics: Civilization, Sid Meier, Microprose
Internet Arcade
by SNK
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Metal Slug 3 (NGM-2560) by SNK (2000)
Software Library: ZZT
by Darby Janssen
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: zalda README.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Arcade Repair Shop
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Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter (Euro 970625) by Capcom (1997)
Software Library: ZZT
by Country Games
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
by bitbot
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Game created using the Super ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Epic MegaGames, Inc.
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Developed by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Released 1992 Platform DOS Published by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Perspective Top-down Genre Action, Puzzle Description Super ZZT is the sequel to ZZT . There are five large game boards included with different puzzles and storylines. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
Software Library: ZZT
by SAM VINCI
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: pokemonzzz.txt
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Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Flimsy Parkins
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: FLIMTOWN.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: Macintosh
by Douglas Adams, The Voyager Company
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HyperCard "expanded book" version of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Trilogy of Four (released before Mostly Harmless was written). Published by The Voyager Company in December 1991. See attached image files for scans of packaging.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams, HyperCard
Software Library: ZZT
by Terry Bates
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Readme.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
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by Chris Kohler
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: LEGENDS.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
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by cheezitman2001
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Mario PC.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, Comedy
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by _ry0suke_
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: kiddy fun.txt
Topic: ZZT games
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by Lynx & WiL
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: PAC.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
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by Anarchy
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Quake Arena.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Multiplayer, Action
Software Library: Contributions
by Konami/Bemani
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The first bemani game ever. NOTICE: The mame here doesn't seem to load the game. You might have to download it and load it up on the standard mame 
Topics: Arcade game, games
Software Library: ZZT
by bitbot
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, RPG
Software Library: Contributions
by Living Books
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Testing windows 3.1 emulation in browser THIS WORKS!! But it looks like someone else already made an in-browser version of this game, but of course did it better. Still, I think this was ok for a first try, nice to see how things work! And hey, that's why I uploaded this as a test item. Into the memory hole with you!
Topic: living books
Arcade Repair Shop
by Yuki Enterprise - SNK Playmore
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Samurai Shodown V Special - Samurai Spirits Zero Special (NGM-2720) by Yuki Enterprise - SNK Playmore (2004)
Software Library: Contributions
by Digital Cafe
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Chex Quest 1 & 2 with beginning and end animation. The game starts with a batch file called "LAUNCHER.BAT".  For some reason it poops out in this online version of DOSBox. It works fine on my home computer though. I was able to get the two videos (SMK files) to play using a DOS version of Smacker Player.
Topic: Chex Quest 1 2 doom tc 3D shooter
Software Library: ZZT
by Blue*Ice
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: Contributions
by Lion
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This is a utility that converts a series of PCX images into a slideshow in SMC format, which can be played back on a SNES emulator or a real SNES.  It was created by Lion in 1995 (hence the name), and distributed to various BBS's before being lost to time.  I managed to find this in a derelict BBS archive and decided to upload it here to keep it preserved. Be sure to read the included documentation. archive.org has the option to emulate this software in-browser, but this is not particularly...
Topics: SNES, Super Nintendo, homebrew, utility, MS DOS
Software Library: ZZT
by Tim Labonte
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: alin3d.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
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by Justin G.
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Warcraftzzt.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Simulation, Strategy
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by Hydra78
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: GLORY.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
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by Nemesis
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Pokemon1.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Adventure, Font
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by T-800
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: MARVEL VERSUS DC.txt
Topic: ZZT games
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by Daemon Lotos
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Mariorpg.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG
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by Viovis Acropolis
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: c64xmas.txt
Topic: ZZT games
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by MyuuKNUX
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: sonicdemo_readme.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, Demo
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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retro style doom
Topic: doom
Software Library: ZZT
by bucket
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: RE.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Arcade Repair Shop
by Arika
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Tetris the Absolute The Grand Master 2 by Arika (2000)
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by David Newton
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Castlzzt.txt
Topic: ZZT games
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by Michael Barash
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SuperFrog.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
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by Matt Dabrowski
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: BURGERJ.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Simulation
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by Rasel Noor
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: simlife.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Simulation, Adventure
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by MYoshiH
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: upload(1).txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure, Comedy
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by dave2
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Donkey Kong.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
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by Viovis Acropolis
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: bubbutt.txt
Topics: ZZT games, 24hoZZT
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by Nixon
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Diablo.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
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by kcnrogers
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Breakout!.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
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by Teraptus13
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: DUKEINFO.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action
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by Rasel Noor
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: paranoia.txt Readme file: paranoia.htm
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle, Horror
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by Parell
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Read1st.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
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by DJ Furby
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: GENERAL.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Side scroller
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by Ultima
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ULTIMATXT.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Action, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by John Thyer
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A ZZT videogame by John Thyer. You can play my other games at farawaytimes.com .
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Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action
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by jakob_666
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: bbath.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Horror, Action
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by Fishfood
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: FF.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG
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by David Newton
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Merc.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Dungeon, RPG
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by David Hetrick
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Anti-Barney
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by eRN56
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: faloutse.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
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by Brain Bomber
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SonicZZT.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: Contributions
by Dr. Dos
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World created using the ZZT engine. 2019 is a collection of various experiments and scrapped projects made throughout 2019 (and in some cases previous years). It was inspired by Rabbitboots's "Doodads 2018".
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Topics: ZZT, Engine, Utility
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by OrangeFox
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SONICPAD.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
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by Nixon
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: BOULDERD.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
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by Insom
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Winders.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
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by Benco
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: OddworldZZT.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Side scroller, Puzzle
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by Bill Meeks
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: MARIO2.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action
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by Adam LaChapelle
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: Contributions
by adlib
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A Visual Composer Application made in 1987 for IBM PCs with sound blaster cards or adlib cards
Topic: adlib
Software Library: ZZT
by bitbot
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ZZTV is a community project started by Dark FLR in 1998. ZZTers can create and contribute channels, which are small ZZT worlds that can contain any kind of content the author wishes: previews of upcoming games, artwork, minigames, stories, etc... These channels are traditionally given names that begin with the "#" symbol (e.g., "#bakedcheese"). All of the channels are sent to the person in charge of ZZTV; the project leader is then responsible for compiling the contributions...
Topic: ZZT diskmags
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by Zenith Nadir
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
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by Darby Janssen
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: zalda README.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, RPG
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by q2k2k
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: quake2.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Chase Bramlage
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ffdisc1.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG
Software Library: Contributions
by Intergraph
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First released in 1985, Intergraph MicroStation is a computer aided design program originally written to read and later write Interactive Graphics Design System (an early single-purpose hardware/software CAD system) design files. It was influenced by Bentley System's 1984 graphics terminal based PseudoStation software. MicroStation V5 (v5.0) - October 1993 The release of MicroStation V5 focused on modularity and usability. New features included photo realistic rendering, binary raster support,...
Topics: Intergraph, Microstation, Microstation 5, Microstation v5
Software Library: ZZT
by Jacob Hammond
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: scorched.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Strategy, Engine